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Junior Sister / Charge Nurse

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

WTE 1.0 - Permanent Band 6 Junior Sister / Charge Nurse Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has come up on Teal ward at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon to join us as a Band 6 Junior Sister / Charge Nurse.

Teal is a 36 bedded unit which compromises of a short stay area for the elderly community and an in-patient ward.

The ward has recently undergone a lot of new changes with arising developmental opportunities for all staff within the team. The training is available to all staff through the in-house training provider, the academy.

Teal and TOPSSU (Teal's older persons short stay unit) works closely within a large in hospital multidisciplinary team to plan discharges and long-term care with support agencies within the community setting.

TOPSSU has recently undergone a development which sees an increase in patient flow throughout our unit and for the trust as a whole. This exciting time enables our patients to be treated in the right place at the right time for their needs.

Main duties of the job

The position supports a clinical role in addition to assisting in the management of operational issues. The post will incorporate the provision of care to patients, their families and carers' in accordance with the philosophy and standards of care within the clinical area; in line with Trust policies and procedures, ensuring that values and beliefs are upheld.

Additionally, you will demonstrate continuing professional development, reflecting individual needs, the needs of the team, and the needs of the organisation.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

Service - We will put our patients firstTeamwork - We will work togetherAmbition - We will aspire to provide the best serviceRespect - We will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Act as a clinical expert in their area of practice.2. Take charge in absence of Senior Sister/Charge Nurse.3. Participate in the delivery of care to ensure the individual needs of the patients are met.4. Promote the development, implementation and review of standards policies, procedures and clinical guidelines.5. Assist in effectively leading and motivating staff in the provision of care and future service development.6. Promote evidence based clinical practice and assist the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in performance improvement within the unit.7. Act as a Link Nurse resource for a specified clinical area and disseminate information to the rest of the team8. Act as a resource in nursing practice throughout the specialities9. Participate in the development and implementation of multi-disciplinary integrated care pathways for patients.10. Assist in the effective leadership within the clinical area.11. Demonstrate up to date knowledge and understanding of current issues and priorities that effect National, Trust and Directorate wide healthcare, to facilitate clear leadership and direction.12. Participate in the organisational and strategic development of the clinical area.13. Work closely with the Senior Nurse/Charge Nurse in implementing the Trust Clinical Governance and Nursing Strategy.14. Act as a Bleep-holder in accordance with the Directorate and Trust guidelines.15. Attend Sisters meetings and other relevant Trust-wide meetings in the absence of the Senior Sister.16. Ensure monthly 1-1s are maintained with the Senior Sister to ensure accuracy of information.17. Participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings as directed by Senior Sister.18. The Junior Sister/Charge Nurse will ensure that audit and research is integral to their role.19. Assist in leading and developing clinical audit and research to promote evidence based practice.20. Assist in the collection and evaluation of data to demonstrate outcomes from nurse led initiatives.21. Participate in initiating changes identified at clinical audit.

Person Specification



  • NMC 1st Level registration qualification
  • A teaching qualification
  • Evidence of post registration development
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Diploma/Degree qualification.
  • Leadership qualification



  • Significant post registration experience.
  • Recent acute medical or surgical experience.
  • Experience in leading, supporting and developing a team
  • Evidence of managing and improving the patient experience.


  • An understanding of the structure for the delivery for Community and social care services.

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